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Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
and her personal struggles. >>> on the front lines. of the new secretary of defense in afghanistan with a striking new assessment of al qaeda. >>> final edition for a tabloid caught up in its own scandal. is there more to come? >>> and royal treatment. will and kate bring their charming style to the u.s. carrying on a long family tradition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. betty ford, a former dancer, stay-at-home mom of four, and wife of a michigan congressman, never could have imaged the strange circumstances that in 1974 would land her and her husband, gerald ford, into the white house, but for a role she was unprepared for, first lady of the united states, she made a lot of it and changed thousands if not millions of lives in the process. betty ford died last night in california at the age of 93. she was known for speaking her mind, even when it didn't jive with her husband's political agenda, but she is best remembered for putting a public face to some awfully personal struggles and inspiring americans, particularly women, in ways no other first
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Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm PDT
talk about the news that a sang jose soldier died in afghanistan on july 5th. >> we were notified that there was a kia in afghanistan, we worked along with w winde we will be there if the family needs us, we will be there. >> the army sergeant was killed tuesday in afghanistan when rebels attacked his on unit. the 36-year-old from san jose had only four months left on his final tour of dudety. he joined the military back when he was just 18 years old. >>> in new york, a roller coaster is shut down tonight and an investigation is underway after an army veteran fell to his death. this is video sergeant james hakimer after he returned home to buffalo. both of his legs were amputated as a result of the bomb. last night, investigators say he was on the front seat of a roller coaster called the ride of steel. at some point he was ejected from the roller coaster, the spokesperson from the park would only say the incident is under investigation. >> we are saddened to report the guest has passed away. we are currently investigating the situation with our safety experts and local authoriti
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
media empire. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> in afghanistan tonight a lot of unanswered questions about the shocking assassination of president hamid karzai's half-brother. a man who was also a powerful figure in his own right, shot in cold blood at his home by a trusted associate. we have the story from kabul. >> reporter: hi, ann. ahmed wali karzai, he was lured and killed in his home by a trusted security guard and confidant named sardar muhammad. out of a meeting and shot in cold blood. he was shot and killed by other security guards. he used the trust to lure him out of a meeting and shoot him in cold blood. he was also shot and killed by other security guards. the taliban have claimed responsibility saying they had been working with the killer for, quote, some time." awk was an infamous power broker in kandahar province, a key province and the spiritual home of the taliban and considered to be a part of the drug trade but u.s. and nato officials say they needed him, a stabilizing figure in an otherwise unstable region. his death leaves behind a power vacuum and is considered
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Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm PDT
his last fourth of july as commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan. he met with american troops in the war zone, and just two weeks before heading home to take on his new job as cia director, he spoke one on one with nbc about america's mission. >> happy fourth of july to all of you. >> reporter: it's his eighth fourth of july in a combat zone, but the last in uniform for general david petraeus. he spent the day visiting some of the thousands of u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan. a farewell tour for a general many consider a rock star who found himself asking these tough as nails troops to just relax. >> the best way to relax is to put your hands in your pockets. that means you right there. go ahead. in fact, i'll put them in my pockets, too, here. >> reporter: credited with helping turn the iraq war around, petraeus was tapped by president obama a year ago to do the same in afghanistan. he admits it hasn't been easy. >> i never felt we could flip afghanistan the way we were able to flip iraq. >> reporter: a tough situation, but he insists not hopeless. >> the situation here
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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato led troops to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new research on head injuries and dementia and alzheimer's and a group that the researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>>, and later, they may have come up short in the end, but the u.s. women's world cup team members are still american idols. >>> we're back, as promised, with news that may help solve a mystery. researchers set out to see what happened later in life to those americans who served in vietnam. what they found, presented today at the annual meeting of the alzheimer's association, is that head injuries during that war may be linked to dementia years later. and the findings could mean a frightening scenario, of course, for veterans of our current dual wars. thousands of them have come h
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Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, nbc news, oslo, norway. >>> as the u.s. prepares to withdraw troops from afghanistan, another setback to report tonight. a suicide bombing has killed the mayor of kandahar, afghanistan's second largest city. the mayor who, by the way, was a dual afghan-u.s. citizen was killed when an assassin detonated explosives hidden in his turban as the mayor met with tribal elders. >>> we have been reporting this week on the famine affecting millions in the horn of africa. today, a plane carrying the first airlift of urgently needed nutritional supplements landed in somalia. the shipment will be distributed to medical facilities to help starving children. >>> when we come back, the troubled life and far too early death of an olympian we got to know in vancouver. speedy as he was, he couldn't outrun his demons. >>> and later, closing the doors of an american institution after more than 100 years. >>> the games will be ready. the taxis will be ready. and all of the people of london will be ready to welcome the world's finest athletes to the greatest games that have ever been held in the greatest ci
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Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
from afghanistan is hoping bay area doctors can work their magic. >>> the annual event really stinks. but this year's garlic festival is about more than just good food. while the bay area gets ready for gilroy, we'll tell you and something going on behind the scenes. >> fetch, roll over, play dead, can your dog match this? >>> good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. tonight, we're dropping to 58 here in the south bay. ro'll talk about thunderstorhe c weekend a for your comi up.co >>> violence in afghanistan is on the rise with insurgents trying to regain territory lost to the u.s.-led coalition. u.s. troops are facing a combat zone that's riddled with roadside bombs. one veteran, though, survived the attacks and lived to tell. he's back home, a triple amputee. but now he could lose something else, and this time right here on u.s. soil. and it turns out he's not alone. jean elle has more on a hidden injury veterans are facing. >> i was with a patrol, just like another rifleman. >> reporter: 19-year-old lance corporal ortiz was working as a combat photographer for the u.s.
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Jun 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
and afghanistan. and today, president obama not only gave his thanks, he surprised gates by giving him the nation's highest civilian award, the medal of freedom. gates' served eight presidents in a career that took him through the ranks of the cia and into the pentagon in late 2006. >> bob, today you're not only one of the longest zash serving secretaries of defense in american history, but it is also clear that you've been one of the best. >> i'm just saying here, that i will think of these young warriors, the one who is fought. the ones who keep on fighting, the ones who never made it back until the end of my days. >> and emotional bob gates and monterrey native leon panetta takes his place as defense secretary tomorrow and general david petraeus was confirmed to take panetta's place as cia director. >>> changing the way you buy alcohol. new restrictions that could be coming to a grocery store near you. >>> tsa employees under fire this week for searching an elderly woman's diaper but today more questions about what the workers do when a man flies across the country with an expired i.d. and wit
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Jul 3, 2011 5:30pm PDT
for the freedoms we all enjoy. they include, of course, those who have died in iraq and afghanistan. in tonight's "making a difference" report, we meet an exceptional group of women who have lost their husbands or fiances in those wars, and have joined forces now to help themselves heal and to embrace life. nbc's peter alexander has their story. >> ready, set, go! >> reporter: they are fun-loving and fearless. a brave group of women with something else in common, too. they are all military widows. who lost their loved ones in iraq and afghanistan. taryn davis was 21 when her husband, michael, was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq in 2007. >> one of the last things i said to him was i love you more than life itself. >> reporter: living without michael is an everyday struggle. >> when i went out into the world i just felt like they didn't want to embrace who i was. which was a military widow. and in the back of my mind, i'm thinking, that title, it symbolizes my husband's sacrifice and my own. and if i can get through it, maybe one day it can signify my survival. >> reporter: to help her own heal
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
, on november 18th. moore was stationed in afghanistan and posted a clip on youtube, asking kunis to go with him. >> encouraged by recent co-star justin timberlake via twitter, kunis replied, i'll do it, agreeing to be the sergeant's date. >> you watched the youtube clip, right? >> i did, it's great. >> he's not being serious? >> he's being a little over the top. but it's so cute, that he did that and she agreed to go. >> we'll have to hear from her afterwar afterwards. >>> this comes to us from massachusetts where drivers of one new car can take off in more ways than one. the federal government has given the green light for the transition. america's first flying car to hit the roads and runways. it's a two-seat prop plane that can fly the friendly skies and transform to hit the highway as a four-wheel roadster. they're expected to roll out next year with a $250,000 price tag, giving drivers a costly option for beating traffic jams. >> the future has arrived. i'm lynn berry, this is "early today," just your first stop today, on your nbc station. >>> miles from the beach, artists gathered to show
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Jul 24, 2011 4:30pm PDT
decisions on the debt and afghanistan the last few weeks and all the while the geniuses who ran his 2008 campaign have been huddled with their maps and polls, figuring out how to put together a repeat victory. what's the anatomy of a re-election win for obama. he has 4-5, 81% of the people who voted for him last night according to a june nbc poll. what happened to the other 20% of obama's 2008 voters and how does he win them back? let's look at three skenl elements in the anatomy of the obama electorate. in the 2008 exit polls, obama got 66% of voters under 30. now he has just 56% of the under 30's. good? maybe not good enough. another key in the anatomy, suburban voters. any 08 exit polls, 50% of suburbanites went for obama. now he's down to 141%. final will laveragee pin in the obama win n '08 he had 52% of independents. now he has just 43% of independents. john, you wrote game changer about how he did it last time. how do they put, the geniuses out there in chicago and washington, humenty dumpty together again? >> they will be happy to hear you calling them geniuses for sure. the plac
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Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
who died in afghanistan in 2006 may not only have had his cell phone hacked into by news of the world, but also his e-mail. >> they have hacked into a dead soldier, it's despicable. what else would you say? what on earth did they think they were going to find? >> reporter: in the words of the prime minister, people trust the police to protect them, politicians to represent them and the press to inform them. and says the british public has been failed by all three. michelle kosinski, nbc news, london. >>> in the middle east where fridays are typically the biggest day for protests, following friday prayers, hundreds of thousands were out on the streets of syria again today demanding regime change. and in egypt, protesters are back in the streets, back in tahrir square. it's been five months now since mubarak was forced out, since we were there to cover it. there was so much hope back then, but there's now growing anger over the slow pace of change and growing concern about who holds the power. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel finds himself back in tahrir square once again t
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Jul 24, 2011 8:00am PDT
in the air force, including tours in afghanistan and iraq. congressman, welcome very much. >> thanks. >> happy to have you. and welcome to everyone. doris, sometimes satire can be the most damning in terms of summing up where we are. "the onion" newspaper has this headline this week -- "congress continues debate over whether or not nation should be economically ruined." if the question is whether washington is broken, make the case that the answer is yes. >> i think there's no question it's broken. you know, our country was created on the principle of compromise. think about it. the states versus the federal government, senate versus house, north versus south. and i remember once, one of the old framers was asked, what is the three principles of this new government you've created? well, the first is compromise, the second is compromise, the third is compromise. something's happened where compromise has become a terrible word in washington. it's partly because the parties have become more ideologically separated. henry clay was the great compromiser. lincoln's idol was henry clay. now
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Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
petrie, six tours in afghanistan, two in iraq, a married father of four, awarded the nation's highest military honor by saving the lives of fellow troopers by picking up a live grenade and throwing its which cost him his hand and much of his forearm. this photo received wide circulation around the country today, it's the president, shaking his new prosthetic hand yesterday at the white house. so we wanted to show you a clip from our exclusive interview with sergeant petrie to show you how matter of fact he is about the new hand, which he loves to play with and talk about and demonstrate. that's a handsome hand. >> it's wonderful. when i lost it, i thought i was going to have a hook, which i was content with. i mean i was happy the way i lost my hand, but nevertheless, nobody wants to lose a hand. >> shake my hand with that. >> oh, yes. >> tell me how it feels for you. >> for me it feels like a normal handshake. it uses the same muscles that i would to open and close. it's no change from what i did before. it took me a couple of hours to learn how to use it. >> if you haven't caught on
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Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in afghanistan, after the murder of his half brother this week, the afghan brother hamid karzai, overcome with grief, climbed in his own brother's freshly dug grave, sobbing uncontrollably. >>> this week marked the 100th anniversary of the time when a guy landed a plane on the white house lawn, something they frown upon these days. >>> chicagoans this week have someone new to look up to. the massive marilyn monroe. it's the work of the famous sculptor sue ber sewer johnson. >>> and we lost a voice this week that reminded a lot of us of the good old days. ♪ i'm going to tell the world that i love you ♪ >> while way too many teenagers sang it erroneously on the car radio, the vocalist was rob grill of the grass roots. he died this week at the age of 67. less well known, the fact that the lead guitarist on that song was creed bratton, the guy who plays creed on "the office" on nbc. and that was a surprise to a lot of people in our office at nbc. so we all learned something this week. >>> and that ends the week on a friday night in new york. thank you for being here with us for all of it.
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Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
-olds all have a parent who has done multiple tours in iraq or afghanistan. so guess what they like best about the women's team? >> they don't give up. >> reporter: it's their hallmark says espn analyst judy fuady, a member of the 1999 team. >> to show courage and the will to persevere when everything is against you will be their legacy if they can win this game on sunday. >> reporter: but the americans have already achieved one big victory. they're regarded not just as world class women's players, but world class soccer players, period. >> the women are now being appreciated for their skill as athletes. >> reporter: skills they hope will bring home the cup. nbc news, frankfurt. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. see you tomorrow morning on "today" and right back here tomorrow evening. "today" and right back here tomorrow evening. good night. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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Jul 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, but that includes predicted savings from wars in iraq and afghanistan. at a speech today, the president walked the middle ground. >> neither party is blameless for the decisions that led to our debt. but both parties have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem. >> reporter: and one of the big issues for democrats is they say the republican plan would sort of expire before the president's re-election campaign, with another vote to raise the debt ceiling again, they say that would put us right back here. republicans say they need to guarantee that cuts would actually happen in the future to prevent more of a crisis. now, after all this wrangling, aides tell me the senior level negotiators in both parties are still talking, trying to find a way to close the gaps. and as you mentioned, brian, speaker boehner will follow the president tonight. he'll speak for about five minutes to lay out why he thinks his plan should get the public support. brian? >> kelly o'donnell setting the stage on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> our chief white house correspondent political d
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in the room. he refused to deploy to afghanistan because of his religious beliefs and applied for a discharge as a conscientious object. >> if you feel that being in the military, violates your conscience, use this army regulation because that's what it's here for. >> abdu went awol after he was charged with possessing child pornography. he said he wanted to attack fellow soldiers outside fort hood. this is the same military base were 13 people were killed in a 2009 shooting spree. >>> a street party today for lady gaga put on by jimmy kimmel has los angeles police very nervous. a riot broke out the other day for a similar event. a dejay tweeted he was holding a block party and it got out of hand and police had to arrest several people. lady gaga's concert will go on but security will be extra tight and fingers crossed everything will go smoothly. >> back in a moment. stay with us. "raise the debt ceiling". >> if you look at the chart and examine the trend we borrow 40 cents of every single dollar we spend. do you have a comment for committee? raise the debt ceiling ♪ >> he's getting there.
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Jul 30, 2011 11:00pm PDT
soldiers and marines in afghanistan today. now in the middle of a war zone, just like many americans back home, the service members are worried about their jobs and what is going on with their government. >> there are plenty of you in a are living paycheck to paycheck. so if paychecks were to stop, it could have a devastating impact and a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> the only way federal employees can get paid is through defense contractors or medicare providers, that means the u.s. would have to pay penalties and interest on the late bills which would drive up the deficit even more. >>> coming up next at 11:00 -- down but not out, a bay area woman isn't letting anything stand in her way of a dream. her story comes with a call for help from police in the east bay tonight. >>> and it could have been catastrophic. remarkably, everyone survived this plane crash. tonight hear what passengers say was happening when the plane was folding in half. turn left. you have arrived. sweet belt. e-reader for textbooks. gps. hd video cam for lectures. game pad. have you ever considered this ? it
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Jul 3, 2011 5:00pm PDT
is a transit center for troops in afghanistan. the base is located at keerg stan's airport. it hosts service members and troops from france and spain. >>> still to come, a summer weekend pastime. kris sanchez hit up the yard tipsíb.)t help you this jimáls gathered in paris today on the 40th anniversary of his death. ♪ >> people from all over the world flocked around the rock 'n' roll icon's grave to sing and read had his poems. morrison moved to paris to write in 1971, found dead later that year of a drug and alcohol overdose. 40 years after his death, though, some people believe he is still alive. doors' keyboardist and guitarist also visited the grave this morning. >>> so who couldn't use a little extra space and a little extra cash? garage sales a great way to get some of each. bay area's kris sanchez has some tips to make sure your sail sle worth your weekend. >> reporter: is it alots of work getting ready for a yard oar garage sale. we have some tips to make sure you get enough bang for your buck. the first is letting people know where to find you. these signs let you. >> i think w
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Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
airport, which is now a transit center for troops in afghanistan. >> she's got moves. >> looks like fun. >>> thank you very much for choosing the bay area at 6:00. in wine country is up next. we'll see you back here at 11:00 tonight. until then, have a good night. >> good night. . >>> we urge you to support bill that's would help save our natural treasures. jonathan adds, parks are our most essential commons and we all simply cannot allow them to be closed. period. by genie reminds us we decided on parks in december and decided we wanted money rather than our packs to remain open. elliot calls
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Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
soldiers who are in iraq and afghanistan. but that could send shivers through our credit markets, not just here but around the world as the u.s. has had a huge loss in confidence. that could end up with major concessions. so if you borrow from your credit cards to buy a dishwasher, a car, or send your kids to school, that's going to become much, much more expensive. at the same time, the government has all this borrowing on its books and it has to pay interest on it. those interest payments would grow immensely if we were to have any kind of default or anything close to it here in the u.s. and there's no reason we should be talking about making it harder for american families to pay its bills or for the government to pay its bills. when it's already difficult enough. >> and later we'll look at how the budget issues in some states are threatening summer. that's later on in tonight's broadcast. >>> another chapter is in the books in the widely watched saga of casey anthony following all the hubbub this week after she was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, this was sentencing day and
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00pm PDT
with hamad karzai to discuss the terrorist group. this is his first visit to afghanistan. the u.s. has identified key al qaeda leaders in pakistan, yemen, somalia. one of those leaders is the designated successor to osama bin ladin urge a senior member of iran's revolutionary guards threatened u.s. carriers would be targeted if iran comes under threat from the u.s. or the west. the latest comments from the general following ten days of war games, the exercises included the unveiling of missile shelters, that iran says are capable of multiple launches. iran has stated its missiles can reach israel and u.s. military bases in that region. >>> in an effort to get guns off the streets of east palo alto. people who turned in their guns received an american express card. the program provides community members a safe venue and incentive to remove unwanted guns from their homes. >> most people are just excited or happy that there's an avenue, they have been wanting to get rid of the weapons in the past, now that they can actually get funding for it, with no questions asked -- >> city councilman
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Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
panetta has been to iraq and afghanistan before but never as defense secretary, that happened this weekend, he's only been on the job for 11 days and already those traveling with him say there's been an unmistakable change at the top at the pentagon. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is traveling with him and tonight has an exclusive interview with the secretary. >> reporter: the new secretary of defense leon panetta surveyed iraq from a u.s. military helicopter today and was troubled by the landscape below. u.s. forces here, set to withdraw by the end of the year, are once again caught up in a war. 15 troops were killed last month by roadside bombs. panetta told a gathering of soldiers today the killing must end. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense is to make damned sure that we do everything necessary to protect you. >> reporter: panetta pressured iraq's top officials to send iraqi military forces out to hunt down the attackers. in an interview with nbc news, panetta suggested if not, american combat forces would do the job. >> all i can tell you is i do have the
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00am PDT
with a daily reminder of his sacrifice in afghanistan. he lost his hand picking up an insurgent's grenade to save two fellow soldiers. risking his life netted petry an invitation to the white house where he was saluted for his courage and bestowed the honor of becoming the only second living serviceman to be awarded the medal of honor since the vietnam war. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> there's a lot of buzz over a growing trend in hong kong. residents are turning to beekeeping there as a little bit of nature meets the concrete jungle. so far 11 urban beehives have sprouted up around the city that each hold about 10,000 bees. experts say hong kong is ideal for harvesting honey with nearly constant warm weather all year. >>> well, one family proves opposites really do attract. after this fawn's mother was killed, members of the community brought the baby to a nearby farm in texas. it was quickly adopted by a herd of goats and seems to have found the family that it needed. the fawn seems to fit right in already and
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Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
.s. operations in afghanistan is a west point graduate and a 37-year veteran of the u.s. army. the four-star general is also credited with turning around the war in iraq. >>> defense secretary robert gates retired with quite a the resume. he was saluted today with all the pomp and circumstance the pentagon could muster. president bush brought gates to the pentagon to reshape the wars in afghanistan and iran. he was given the highest civilian award gimp an outgoing defense secretary. >> you're not only one of the longest serving defense secretaries in the history but it is also clear you've about been one of the best. 'll just say here that i will think of these young warriors, the ones who fought, the ones who keep on fighting, the ones who never made it back till the end of my days. >> gates' career took him through the ranks of the cia, then to the pentagon in late 2006 as america was fighting two wars. >>> well, still ahead at 6:00 now -- >> reporter: doctors have developed this. a new way to dramatically decrease the size of your scar after surgery. vial that story coming up. >>> al
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
learning that he was killed during insurgent attack in afghanistan. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live with more on the soldier. >> reporter: well, jessica, nicanor amper graduated from this high school in 1994. it wasn't long afterer that tha he began his military career. he started as a marine rifleman in october 1995. and then transferred to the army ten years later. the 36-year-old army sergeant was assigned to ft. knox when he got deployed to combat. he was working as a cavalry scout with his troop in the district near kost, afghanistan, when a group of insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. he died on tuesday, july 5th. a memorial service is scheduled for him at ft. knox in kentucky on tuesday. and his family is planning to travel from the bay area to attend it. now we spoke to his father nicanor amper iii. he said his family is far too emotionally devastated to really talk about this tragic loss. he did say though that they are planning to have a funeral service for him when they return from ft. knox. they're not sure when it will be. they haven't had a ch
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
are either still fighting in iraq or afghanistan or have returned home. this is a ceremony that was hosted earlier today at los gatos high school. >> usually everybody's talking during the whole program and enjoying the orchestra, the san jose wind similar pony. when they read the 67 names you can hear a pin drop on the lawn. there's a lot of respect in the town of los gatos. >> it's always on their mind that they're over there. they've been there for quite a while. but you have to realize that the u.s. military is strong and i think they operate quite well. >> reporter: the event is in association with operation yellow ribbon, a los gatos-based group. >>> on american's 235th birthday presidential hopefuls were out in full force trying to pick up a few votes. from backyard picnics to the war zones overseas, our countrymen took this day to celebrate freedom in very different ways. nbc bay area's brian mooar has that story from washington. >> reporter: july fourth at the beach. is there any better way to celebrate america's birthday? yes, actually, there is if you live in connecticut where b
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Jul 19, 2011 12:35am PDT
discovered in a remote corner of afghanistan. so i guess traveling through afghanistan isn't as safe as you thought. [ laughter ] i heard about a woman who is publishing 12 years of her own text messages in a new book. i don't want to ruin the ending but the last line is, "hey, just thought of the dumbest idea for a book." [ laughter and applause ] i would read that book. "book! [ light laughter ] what is this? math book. what's this? i like it." >> steve: "boo." >> jimmy: "m'eh? m'boo." [ light laughter ] and finally, over the weekend jennifer lopez and marc anthony announced that they are getting a divorce. [ audience aws ] yeah, yeah. marc anthony is going to get the car but j.lo is keeping all the junk in the trunk., so -- [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show for you tonight. give it up for roots. ♪ >> jimmy: we have a big show tonight, you guys. oh, i love her. she's funny, she's gorgeous. mila kunis is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] she's hilarious and charming in her new movie, "friends with benefits." very excited to catch up with mila kunis. also, our buddy, tech e
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Jul 17, 2011 9:00am PDT
: a reimagining of bond as a young veteran of the war in afghanistan." "the washington post" calls it gory, manic and impeccably removed. jeffrey deaver joins me this morning, the author of an astounding 28 novels, best known for lincoln rime in "the bone collector." thank you for being with me. >> good to be here. >> this must be a tremendous honor, even for a guy who had written 27 previous books, a little bit of pressure. >> i can't tell you, first of all, how excited i was. i began reading the bond books when i was about 8 years old. yes, a little young, you may think. but remember, back in the 1950s, even thrillers of the sort that ian fleming wrote were, you know, they were kind of euphemistically written. most of the romance occurred off camera, the violence was rather subdued, and an 8-year-old boy could just enjoy the adventure story of the knight errant going after the dragon, whether he was blofeld or goldfinger or dr. no. so, bond was always a part of my life growing up, and i counted ian fleming as an influence when i started writing at, frankly, a very young age, about 11 or 12 i tr
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Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
's 170th infantry brigade in afghanistan held its breath on every kick. while around the world, this was the cheer. >> usa! usa! >> usa! >> reporter: in new york's times square. >> they've got the guys rocking the women's jerseys. it feels really good. >> reporter: suburban los angeles. >> i look up to every single one of them. >> reporter: and this frankfurt sports bar where ex-pats and tourists stood for the national anthem. in the twitter verse, thousands of fans tweeted support including justin timberlake, lance armstrong and president obama who watched the game with his family. while in frankfurt, dr. jill biden and chelsea clinton represented the white house. a former soccer mom herself -- >> you must be so excited! >> reporter: -- biden thanked the parents of the team. >> it's the moms and the dads who are behind their children and who get them to where they are today. >> reporter: it was not the ending america hoped for. but for some, it was still satisfying. >> whoever wins, i'll be happy, to be honest. >> reporter: now, japan won the cup and plenty of hearts here in g
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm PDT
-year tour of duty in afghanistan. that wasn't going to get in the way of love and happy not. >> he was saying that he couldn't wait to get married, and i said i can't wait either. he said, well, maybe we should figure out a way to get married now. >> good call. sarah never imagined her dream wedding at the county vital statistics office in placerville, but that's where she was. she surely didn't imagine randall's mother standing next to her as his power of attorney. that was the first of -- this was one of the first married-by might have proxy unions in placerville. remarkable. >> i know. congratulations to them. >>> it is a beautiful day outside, and our own jeff ranieri is taking advantage of it. >> jeff is in berkeley where they're getting ready for the kite festival this weekend. i just saw you -- were you actually in the kite there? >> yes, we were inside of the kite, but i was summoned outside just so you guys could see a little bit of how beautiful it is out here. now take a look. these kites are so large, the wind is so gusty, they actually have to be strapped down here to
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Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, saying he wanted to get even with the military for the fighting in iraq and afghanistan. investigators say his targets were fellow soldiers at the army's sprawling ft. hood. texas police revealed today they arrested naser jason abdo yesterday at a motel near ft. hood. in his room, atf agents found enough explosives to make at least two timebombs. the police chief called abdo very dangerous. >> i can tell you that we would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped. >> reporter: in fact, federal officials say abdo planned to set off bombs today, just outside the army post. it was a tip from the owner of this gun store that led to his arrest. they believe abdo was acting suspiciously, asking too many questions. it's the same store where investigators say army major hassan bought the gun used in the 2009 shootings at ft. hood. last year while stationed in kentucky, abdo asked to be classified a conscientious objective. >> if you feel being in the military, goes against your conscience, use this army regulation, because that's what it's here for. >> repo
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Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
street to the battlefields of afghanistan. as the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, discovered for himself today, nbc's jim miklaszewski is traveling with him. >> reporter: here at the hot spots of kandahar, american soldiers and marines are still dodging bullets, rockets and road side bombs every day. amazingly, when they had a cc1: chance to throw questions at the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, their number one concern was the ongoing debate back home over the debt ceiling. >> the checkbook is not unlimited. >> reporter: admiral mullen told soldiers at kandahar that if the talks failed they'd still have to fight but they might not get paid. >> there are plenty of you that are living paycheck to paycheck: so if paychecks were to stop, it can have a devastating impact, and it can have a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> reporter: at camp leatherneck, mullen told marines given the state of the u.s. economy, all the services face a cutback in the size of the force, and maybe even military benefits. >> we're going to have to tigh
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Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm PDT
parents preparing for an emotional independence day. their daughter, rebecca, is in afghanistan, deployed in may, she had to leave her husband and 6-month-old baby anthony behind in colorado. >> she knew as a new mom that she would have to leave her baby behind. >> reporter: it's a difficult situation. communication with her is spotty at best. >> i haven't heard from her in two weeks. >> reporter: but they are counting their blessings. >> we were lucky enough that our son-in-law brice didn't have to deploy to iraq. he was supposed to deploy this past september, so he is currently home taking care of our grandson. >> reporter: as they face what could be a difficult fourth of july, people in town are lifting them up. >> we're here basically to acknowledge them, to say thank you. maybe it's because they never did it for our guys way back in the '60s. >> reporter: mike is with operation yellow ribbon, organizing care package deliveries and compiling a list of local soldiers away from home this holiday season. the names will be read and family also be honored on the fourth. >> everything the t
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm PDT
for soldier serving in afghanistan. the men and women serving in the middle east did not take the day off, however they did take time off to remember independence day. general david petraeus is visit something on his farewell tour before he heads to his new post as director of the cia. >> it will be a real privilege to serve with them and to work with them as we do all that we can to help the efforts here. >> troops had a grim reminder from the taliban that they are in a war zone. they got news today that a nato soldier from britain had been captured and killed. less than a week ago, the army announced specialist kevin hillman of albany was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. >>> the recovery effort going on right now after a seven-day fishing trip ended in disaster for several bay area fishermen. they were among the 44 people on board a sport fishing boat that capsized off the coast of baja. everyone on board was thrown into the waters off the sea of cortez and plunged into pitch darkness. chris sanchez is here with more from one of the wives of the fishermen a
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
, even soldiers who lost their lives in afghanistan. it's unlikely he or rebekah brooks will say much. brooks who is under arrest made past admissions but any today would no doubt come up later in trial. this is live pictures from the bbc at this committee hearing as we watch a member of parliament questioning. murdock has yet to enter the room. there we see an official from the metropolitan police. >> here is a weird silicon valley tie. the same guy a board member of hewlett-packard after hp got caught hacking is on the board at news corp. tom perkins stepped down on principle after hp's phone scandal but he fully supports news corp. in their scandal. the difference he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks. but hp executives did. does one hack deserve sneert hackers knocked down dozens of news corp. owned websites in response to the controversy. here is the sun. it's back up this morning after news corporation was able to take control. >> what an eye for an eye. >> we'll continue to update you. as soon as murdock is testifying we'll bring it to you. >> 5:27. you g
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
time boyfriend randall blake. blake is a combat medic in the army serving a year tour in afghanistan. so the couple got married over the phone. blake's mother stood in for him and a retired chief petty officer performed the ceremony over the form. >> randall, do you vow your love and devotion to sarah? >> i do. >> in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, and whatever life may bring. >> i do. >> i now pronounce you married. >> yeah! >> yeah. even though i'm holding my mother-in-law's hand. >> you really have to like your mother-in-law. wow. >> what, you don't like your mother-in-law? >> i adore my mother-in-law. i stood up with my wife, not my mother-in-law at my wedding. yes. let's talk wall street. netflix is down huge this morning, better than 10% after that company said its enormous price hike would probably send subscribers away. walmart decided to get into the online movie streaming with voodoo.com. you can get movies right there. >> bacon strips, add bacon strips. layer the chicken. >> and the boys from epic meal time were in san francisco taping the new edition of t
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
an inspiring tonight at 11:00. he lost both of his legs and part of his hand, but the war in afghanistan did not dampen his spirits. tonight meet one u.s. veteran who might lose something else right here on u.s. soil and the bay area doctors who are working around the dlclock to save his life. his fight is courageous. a story you don't want to miss tonight at # 1:00. >>> well, the kiss is coming to alameda. starting today a sculpture depicting the famous kiss will be displayed. it commemorates the 66th anniversary of the end of world war ii and the birthday of the nurse being kissed there. the statue will move to pier 45 august 6th and 7th. >> one of the icon he can shots of american history. >> and she just recently passed away. >>> coming up, amazing new technology out of stanford. it could effect everything from artificial hearts to animated tattoos. we'll talk with the host of this week's san francisco marathon and we're also going to tell you about a new way to buy and sell real estate. it's greener and more transparent. that's all coming up on comcast digital 186 in just a couple of mi
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Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
able to make a u-turn like this. it was just last year while leading a patrol in afghanistan that nicely was badly wounded by an improvised explosive device. though he was only the second american to survive after losing both his arms and legs, he arrived at walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. ready to face every challenge with the same courage he faced the enemy. >> trying to figure out how i can hold it and open it up at the same time. the biggest challenge is really not having hands g. job. that was great. >> a lot harder than it looks. >> reporter: niceley mastered prosthetic limbs, becoming an inspiration -- >> great job. >> will that be debit or credit? >> reporter: -- to other wounded warriors returning from the battlefield. >> i go over there and show those guys the hospital bed is not the last place you'll be. >> reporter: todd niceley is hoping to leave it all in his rearview mirror. >> driving is a symbol of independence for most people. >> reporter: using specialized driving equipment, corporal nicely is able to safely maneuver an electronic gas an
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
to afghanistan in may. she had to leave her 6-month-old son home with her husband in colorado they raised rebecca in los gatos. they are trying to honor them on the fourth of july. >> we're here basically to acknowledge them, to just say thank you. maybe it's because they never did it for our guys way back in the 60s. >> everything that the towns people are doing for us, it's a good thing and not only our daughter but all of the troops should be celebrated. >> operation yellow ribbon of los gatos is compiling a list of soldiers away from home. the names will be read and families honored on the fourth around noon at the high school lawn. you made to the friday. doesn't that feel good. tgif, christina. >> yes. we always honor all of our service men and women in this great country. lucky to be a woman in america. high pressure is in control of our weather pattern. we're going to see compression. we're noticing that fog settling in along the golden gate bridge. right now it's still above the highway. we'll let you know what that changes. nice and clear, we don't have high cloud cover to worry about.
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am PDT
of british soldiers killed in action in iraq and afghanistan. this is according to published reports in a newspaper that a competitor to news of the world. murdock is a native australian, now an american, considered one of the most powerful men in britain. british politicians are usually afraid to take him on but this is growing. there are rumors on facebook that "the social network" will charge for access. it's nonsense. it may stem from talk of the new skype connection. face book is still free. russell brand advertising four hewlett-packard showing off the new tablet. >> this is the hp touch pad. i'm living in america, i've got to stay in touch with my roots. bang, what's happening in the world of english dentistry. still going well. >> stereotyping but a good laugh. russell brand trying to sell hp tablets. >> thank you, scott. continuing to follow the sentencing of casey anthony minutes away. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ th
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
was invite megan fox on to press here. >> i think the fact that the guy's a hero and is in afghanistan and is a marine -- >> you are scott mcgrew. >> something to do with that. yeah. good luck to him. let's look at the markets. dow industrials are down 21 points after a terrible day yesterday, we're worried about greece, italy, cisco systems we're talking earlier about potential layoffs in august. check out nbc way area.com for more information on that. then video. this is germany, this is a bike lot. you put your bike on the lot. watch this. you don't have to lock it. it's all the way at the top. it is real. i don't speak german so i can't give credit where credit is due. i think it was very, very clever. >> we're having technology. >> you guys speak german. i don't. >> yeah, as far as you know. >> yeah, sure, you betcha. the of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop presidential hopeful michele bachmann. a secret videotape recorded inside a christian counseling center s
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Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
olds all have a parent that have done multiple tours in iraq or afghanistan. guess what they like best about the women's team. >> they don't give up. >> reporter: it's their hallmark says espn analyst, a member of the '99 team. >> to show this courage and this feistiness and this will to just persevere when everything is against you will be, i think, their legacy, if they can win this game on sunday. >> reporter: but the americans have already achieved a big victory. they're regarded than more just world class women soccer players, world class soccer players, period. >> the women are now being appreciated for what they wanted to be appreciated all along. simply their skill as athletes. >> reporter: skills, they hope, will bring home the cup. now, this morning the team has gotten encouragement, tweets of encouragement from justin timberlake and lance armstrong and today a white house delegation arrived here led by dr. jill biden and including chelsea clinton and they met with family members of the team to let them know how proud their country is and how much the country is behind this s
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
into cell phone voice mails belonging to murder victims, even soldiers who died in afghanistan and iraq. here is a weird silicon valley twist. the same guy who resigned as a board member of hewlett-packard after hp was caught hacking into phones is on the board of news corp. tom perkins one of the richest in the world stepped down. but he fully supports news corp. he says murdock couldn't possibly have known about the hacks and hp executives did. does one hack deserve another? dozens of websites knocked off line. here's the sun, one of the newspapers there. we'll continue to monitor this question and answer session. we don't expect them to say much because while there is no such thing as a fifth amendment in england there is something similar. we expect them to remain silent. they are talking about crimes. >> going to be interesting to watch it play out. thank you, scott. 62-year-old wind surfer is found after she went missing. also, more good news about job growth in silicon valley. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new c
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Jul 31, 2011 6:00am PDT
their own financial security. in afghanistan, concerned troops asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff about what missing the deadline would mean to them. >> if paychecks would stop it would have a devastating impact and have a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> reporter: visitors waiting to tour the capitol also weighed in. >> social security, we don't know what will happen with that. >> it's ridiculous that our lawmakers can't come to some kind of consensus on what is best for the country. >> now, lester, as the schedule stands today, harry reid hopes to have a vote at 1:00 p.m. on a potential compromise deal. here's what congressional sources can tell us about this deal. it would look like the following. the debt limit would be extended by $1 trillion immediately. it would then be increased by $2.8 trillion for 2012 and then a special bipartisan commission would be in charge of finding additional $1.8 trillion in cuts to get up to 2.8 and if that commission fails by christmas widespread cuts for medicare and defense and both painful cuts and defense for republicans and m
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Jul 31, 2011 7:00am PDT
mike mullen told army soldiers and marines in afghanistan yesterday. just like many americans back home, these service members are jobscc1: and their with their oncc1: government. >> there are plenty of you that paycheck,g paycheck to cc1: so if paychecks were to stop, it can have a devastating impact and it can have a devastating impact pretty quickly. >> the only way federal employee can say get paid is through medicare ntractors orcc1: providers. even with that the u.s. would be on the hook for penalties and interest on the late bills which would drive up the deficit. >>> we still have more for you ahead on "today in the bay." still to come, a new app may cc1:life a little more organized for you. take note in tocc1: just a few minutes. >>> also ahead, everyone on board a commercial airliner survives this crash landing even after the aircraft breaks in half. >>> and there is a new development in the amtrak/truck collision last month in nevada. the latest in two minutes. t any. ♪ fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies
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